Friday Night Program

The IAR Education Committee is pleased to announce that the Friday Night Program on Friday 3/24/17 will be a presentation by guest speaker Sh. Essam Tawfik entitled "Empowering Through the Qur'an". The program will begin shortly after Salat-Al-Maghrib.

Prayer and Jummuah Time Changes

This coming Sunday, March 12, 2017, Daylight Savings Time will begin. Please note the new adhan and iqamah times for the daily prayers. The 3rd shift time only for Friday prayer will change effective next Friday, March 17: the new time for the 3rd shift will be from 3:00 PM to 3:30 PM.

An Noor Qur'an Academy Annual Fundraiser Dinner

An Noor Qur'an Academy ( invites you to its 8th annual fundraiser dinner on Saturday, March 25th at 5 pm at the IAR. Guest speaker Shaykh Essam Tawfik and Imam Abutaleb will share insights about "Empowering Through the Qur'an." An Noor school offers Qur'an memorization combined with traditional academics for 3rd - 8th grade, with 45 Hafiz graduates since 2009. Tickets are $20 per person or $50 per family. Mark your calendars and come support Qur'an education at IAR.

Flyer | School Highlights | Purchase Tickets

Am I Better Off Hiding My Islam?

Khutba by Imam Mohamed AbuTaleb delivered on February 23, 2017

Hajj 2017

The IAR Raleigh Hajj group has chosen Adam Travel for handling our Hajj travel arrangements. Tentative dates for hajj travel are August 21/22, 2017 until September 5/6, 2017.

Details | Hajj Form

Constitution Amendment Passed

IAR General Body has approved the proposed amended constitution and bylaws by 74.2% (the constitution required 66.7%) votes of the total membership. The total members who voted by yes was 96% of the total voting members. Jazakum Allho Khiran for your support.

Community Survey

Dear community members, the IAR administration is seeking your input on numerous topics related to the services currently being offered. We would appreciate your feedback and ask that you complete the following anonymous survey. Your input will help us to better serve you. The survey should not take more than 10 minutes of your time. Jazakum Allahu Khair!

Community Survey:

Muslim Community and Police Meeting

The Islamic Association of Raleigh (IAR) along with representatives from Triangle area mosques and community centers met with law enforcement officials on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 to discuss the safety and security of our community centers, mosques and schools.


Seeking: Al-Iman School Officers

The Al-Iman School committee is looking for:

  • Education officer to join the committee. The education officer is a multi-functional role of governance, leadership, and management carried out on behalf of the Al-Iman school board. The role of the education officer includes:
    • To assist the board in identifying strategic goals and objectives as approved and directed by the principal
    • Supports operations and administration of the board by advising the board on educational matters
    • To give direction and leadership toward the board's philosophy, mission, strategy and objectives
  • ASC officers in different areas of expertise, e.g. grant writing, fund raising, construction and real-estate.

More information

If interested, please email the ASC Chair, Samy Abdelbaky, at

Quran Reading Classes offered by An Noor School

Registration is now open for the following Quran reading classes, offered by An Noor Quran Academy (ANQA) at IAR:
- Quran Reading For Children Beginner / Intermediate Level (Mon & Wed 4-5:30PM)
- Quran For Brothers Intermediate / Advanced Level (Mon & Wed 5:30-7PM)
- Quran For Sisters Intermediate / Advanced Level (Mon & Wed 5:30-7PM)
- Full-Time Hifdh Prep Class for 1st & 2nd Graders (Sat 9-11AM)
- Quran For Sisters Intermediate / Advanced Level (Sat 11AM-1PM)
- Special Needs Qur'an Class (Sat 1:30-2PM)

Registration | More info

Thank You For Your Support

The Islamic Association of Raleigh is grateful for the outpouring of kindness and support it has received from the broader Triangle community. Despite growing bigotry and xenophobia targeting Muslims, the overwhelming number supportive and thoughtful messages from faith leaders, public authorities, and our neighbors has affirmed to us the inherent goodness of the human spirit. While we are unable to individually reply to every supportive message, we wholeheartedly extend our deepest gratitude and appreciation to all. The IAR also extends an invitation for weekly visitation opportunities to visit the facility and meet with local Muslims between 6:00-7:00pm on Wednesdays.
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March 24, 2017Jumada al-thani 26, 1438 Hijri

Prayer Times

Friday, March 24 2017




Fajr 5:46 AM 6:15 AM
Shuruq 7:12 AM
Dhuhr 1:26 PM 1:35 PM
Asr 4:51 PM 5:30 PM
Maghrib 7:33 PM 7:43 PM
Isha 8:46 PM 9:00 PM

March prayer schedule

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Salah Durations

Friday Prayer Schedule

  • 1st Shift:
    Khutba 11:30 / Salah 12:00

    Empowering through the Quran

    Imam Mohamed AbuTaleb

  • 2nd Shift:
    Khutba 1:00 / Salah 1:30

    Empowering through the Quran

    Sh. Essam Tawfik

  • 3rd Shift:
    Khutba 3:00 / Salah 3:30

    Empowering through the Quran

    Nouman Siddiqui